I was new to chickens last June when a co-worker gave me Hoss the rooster and I bought 21 day old chicks from a local hatchery. It turned out several of the girls were boys and the hatchery gave me a pullet credit so on the 11th of this month I went to get my 5 free chicks, and well I mean who can get just 5?! So I ordered 15 more pullets. Total 20 new babies. 3 White Leghorns: 3 Partridge Cochins: 3 Black Australorps: 4 Partridge Plymouth Rocks: 1 Buff Orpington: 2 Easter Eggers: 4 Speckled Sussex: I still have 18 out of my original total of 22 chickens, 2 roosters Hoss and Dougie and 16 hens all laying prolifically. Ms Lewis Rich has been kind enough to incubate some of my eggs and they are all hatched out and I get to pick them up tomorrow! Add 10 more chicks to give me a total of 48! This is the most addicting hobby I have ever enjoyed!